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Omalee Fern (Smalley) Mathews

August 4, 1933 ~ April 8, 2022 (age 88)


Omalee Fern Mathews, 88

Omalee Fern Mathews, 88 formerly of Friendship, West Portsmouth, and McDermott, died peacefully on Friday April 8, 2022, at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation of Dublin, Ohio. She was born August 4, 1933, on Dry Run to the late Perry and Myrtle Browning Smalley.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. Mathews, who she married December 6, 1952; a son, Kenneth E. Mathews; sister, Pauline E. Tracy; and brother, Elmo F. Smalley.

Omalee had been a teacher’s aide at Friendship School, worked at Price Insurance as well as obtained her realtor’s license. She was a longtime supporter of the Girl Scouts of America, as a Camp Counselor, as well as a volunteer for TOSRV as a Ham Radio Monitor (N8ERP), and was a team member of the Jim and Jan’s Gospel Music Time, for many years, where she touched many lives. Omalee was a past member of the Nauvoo United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter Pamela S. (Neil) Bobson; brother, Eugene Smalley; sisters, Eileen Venturino, Joann Mace, and Carolyn (Paul) Rayburn; along with many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 12th 1:00 Scioto Burial Park in McDermott. Friends may gather starting at 12:30 p.m.. In lieu of flowers please make any contributions to the West Portsmouth Youth Sports Complex c/o 1420 13th Street, West Portsmouth, Ohio 45663. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth. Condolences may be sent to

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Graveside Service
April 12, 2022

1:00 PM
Scioto Burial Park

McDermott, Ohio

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